 Nice Guys Finish First (Sometimes) (MatheMUSEments!)  Ivars Peterson (Math Muse for Kids)
There's trouble in the schoolyard. A kid has accused you and your pals of doing something you shouldn't have. You have to decide whether to stick with the gang or go your own way. You're not completely sure you can trust your friends, so you face a tough
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 Nick's Mathematical Puzzles  Nick Hobson
A collection of puzzles ranging over geometry, probability, arithmetic,
algebra, calculus, and logic. All require ingenuity, but most require only precollege math. Hints, answers, and fully worked solutions are provided, as well as links to relevant
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 Nifty Ideas: HandsOn Math Lab  Fran Endicott Armstrong
Rationales, lesson plans, notes, and sample materials for first quadrant graph games (graph hide and seek and collinear game) and skip counting and multiples activities (counting people and hands and fingers, and arithmetic calculator). The triangular
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 Nikoli  Nikoli Co., Ltd.
From the Japanese magazine publishers that popularized sudoku puzzles: the nikoli.com site releases three or more problems every day  more than 100 new problems a month. Step through tutorials and solve Flash puzzles of Slitherlink, Nurikabe, Heyawake,
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 Nils Ahbel  Deerfield Academy, Deerfield, MA
Access Ahbel's Blackboard courses as a guest to preview his teaching resources and download Excel files in algebra, functions, statistics, and trigonometry.
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 Nim  Doug Ensley, Shippensburg University
Play online: two people play with several piles of stones. On each move a player
removes as many stones as he or she would like, but forms only one pile. The player who takes the last stone wins.
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 Nim  S. J. H. Sniffen
An old, simple game between two players. A certain number of matchsticks (or stones, paper clips, etc.) are arranged in rows. The standard starting position
is the 1357 position, in which the first row has one object, the second has three, the third
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 The Nine Planets, a Multimedia Tour of the Solar System  Bill Arnett
An overview of the history, mythology, and current scientific knowledge, with descriptions and data, of each of the planets and moons in our solar system. Each page has text and images, some have sounds and movies, and most provide references to additional
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 Nine Primes in a Row  Ivars Peterson (MathTrek)
...number aficionados Harvey Dubner of New Jersey, Paul Zimmermann of INRIA Lorraine in France, Tony Forbes of Great Britain, and Nik Lygeros and Michel
Mizony of Claude Bernard University in Lyon, France, mounted a campaign and solicited computational
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 NIST Virtual Library (NVL)  National Institute of Standards and Technology
Online library of the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Includes subject guides, an online library catalog, NVL databases, a selection of electronic journals, NIST publications, online resources, global Web resources, and hints and help
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 Nix the Tricks
Problematic vocabulary, notation, mnemonics, and other shortcuts reconsidered and "fixed" by teachers who "want to put a stop to the superficial, cheap tricks that have infected the teaching and learning of math." Submit your own trick, or debate and
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 NOAAServer  National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Search for environmental information on multiple NOAA computers; retrieve data from NOAA's electronic archives; view graphics; and download or order data.
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 A Nobel Formula  Keith Devlin (Devlin's Angle)
The discovery of a single mathematical formula in 1970 led to this year's Nobel Prize for economics, shared between Stanford University professor of finance (emeritus) Myron Scholes and economist Robert C. Merton of Harvard University. The prize would
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 The Nobel Prize in Physics – Educational  The Nobel Foundation
Step through explanations of physics concepts, some with Flash activities: explore hidden worlds with microscopes (as developed by laureates Zernike, Ruska, Binnig and Rohrer), look into the interior of matter (from Chadwick to van der Meer), and take
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 No Matter What Shape Your Fractions Are In  Cynthia Lanius
Students explore geometric models of fractions and discover relations among them, reinforcing their knowledge of fractions by using online pattern block activities. The lessons are designed for students to work independently or with guidance from the
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 NonEnglish Math Resources  Math Forum
Students and teachers with NonEnglish language needs will find mathematics and math education Web sites organized by category for the following languages: Spanish, French, German.
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 NonEuclidean Geometries  Jim Loy
A short essay on Euclid's Fifth Postulate and mathematicians' dissatisfaction with its overcomplexity: Lobachevsky's and Riemann's postulates;
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 NonEuclidean Geometry  MacTutor Math History Archives
Covers Euclid's Elements through the end of the 1800's, with 23 references (books/articles).
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 NonEuclidean Geometry (Question Corner and Discussion Area)  University of Toronto Mathematics Network
Definition and description of NonEuclidean geometry.
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 NonEuclid  Joel Castellanos, Joe Dan Austin, Ervan Darnell
A Java program offering straightedge and compass constructions in hyperbolic geometry for high school and college students. A compressed version for PCs may be downloaded for use offline. The site includes an introduction to hyperbolic geometry, plus
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 Nonius  Jaime Carvalho e Silva
Nonius  Projecto Computação no Ensino da Matemática  Arquivo Electrónico de Matemática. History of mathematics; mathematics topics, mathematics teaching, technology in teaching, and links to relevant mathematical
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 Nonlinear Programming FAQ  Optimization Technology Center, Northwestern University and Argonne National Laboratory
Posted monthly to Usenet newsgroup sci.opresearch. "What is Nonlinear Programming?" "What software is there for nonlinear optimization?" "I wrote an optimization code. Where are some test models?" "What references and Web links are there in this field?"
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 Nonpartisan Education Review
The Nonpartisan Education Review provides a forum for those interested in education issues but put off by the education policy groups affiliated with the political parties. The groupo aims to make a difference by remaining nonaligned and nonpartisan.
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 Nonsexist Solution of the Menage Problem  Bogart, Doyle
A paper that appeared in the American Mathematical Monthly. The ménage problem asks for the number of ways of seating couples at a circular table, with men and women alternating, so that no one sits next to his or her partner. The paper presents
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 Noon Day Project  CIESE Collaborative Projects
Over 2,000 years ago, Eratosthenes made a remarkably accurate measurement of the earth's circumference. This project is a recreation of that experiment and invites the collaboration of students living at different latitudes to take measurements of shadows,
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 The Noon Observation Project  Cathie Godwin, Kathleen Smith; College of Education, Univ. of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
A joint effort among interested schools worldwide in accurately estimating the circumference of the earth. How to compute local noon at your location; the original 1999 form for submitting Noon Observations; an explanation of the formulas for computing
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 The Normal Curve and Galton's Board  Paul Trow
Describes a mechanical device, invented by the nineteenthcentury mathematician Francis Galton, that illustrates the Central Limit Theorem, by showing how a binomial distribution approximates a normal distribution.
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 The Normal Distribution  Balasubramanian Narasimhan
Normal distributions are a very important class of statistical distributions. All normal distributions are symmetric and have bellshaped density curves with a single peak. Different values of mu and theta yield different normal density curves and hence
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 North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics (NCSSM) AP Calculus Web Center  John Goebel, Matt Wagers
Available here are postings related to the high school AP calculus program, including a Lesson Center which contains Mathcad® versions of class lectures (Mathcad® 6.0 or later required); Study Aids which provide material useful for AP Calculus exam preparation,
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 North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics (NCSSM) Interactive Math Project (IMP)  John Goebel
Investigations of parametric equations and periodic functions observed in the unit circle, ferris wheels, hanging pictures, and playground swings.
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 The North Carolina State High School Mathematics Contest  John Goebel
Download PDFs of recent contest questions and solutions, and see test statistics and item analysis. Read brief and detailed histories of the contest, rules, and more. The State Mathematics Contest was initiated in 1979 to provide state level competition
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 Northeast Regional Climate Center (NRCC)  Department of Soil, Crop and Atmospheric Sciences, Cornell University
The NRCC serves a 12state region that includes Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and West Virginia, working to acquire and disseminate accurate, uptodate
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 Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA)
The department of the United Kingdom government that collects statistics about Northern Ireland. Includes tables and graphs of key socioeconomic statistics, which are available for download as Lotus 123 worksheets; demographic data, available in Lotus
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 Northwestern Crows: Using Rational Functions to Investigate the Behavior of Northwestern Crows (iMath Investigations)  Illuminations; National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)
An online, interactive, multimedia math investigation in which students use rational functions to explore the possible reasons behind the observation that northwestern crows consistently drop a type of mollusk called a whelk from a height of 5 meters.
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 Northwest Math Conference
An annual conference that "brings together mathematics teachers from all levels of primary, secondary, and undergraduate education to learn and share about mathematics and pedagogy." Find information on Northwest Math Conference (NWMC) programs, speakers,
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 Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory (NWREL)
A searchable site whose mission is to improve educational results for children, youth, and adults by providing research and development assistance in delivering equitable, highquality educational programs. NWREL provides research and development assistance
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 Northwest to the Pole and TwoHeaded Coins (Math Chat)  Frank Morgan; Christian Science Monitor
Suppose you start at the earth's equator and travel continuously northwest until you reach the North Pole. What does your path look like? How long is your path?
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 The Norwegian Mathematical Olympiad
Problems and solutions from the Abel Competition, the Norwegian Mathematical Competition (NMC), and the Baltic Way, dating back to 1992, many in English. The Norwegian Mathematical Olympiad is organized by the Norwegian Mathematical Society in cooperation
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 Notation for some Knots (Geometry and the Imagination)  Conway, Doyle, Gilman, Thurston; The Geometry Center
It is hard mathematically to completely codify all possible knots. Given two knots, it is difficult to tell whether they are the same. It is harder still to tell for sure that they are different. Many simple knots can be arranged in a form described
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 Not Dumb (Learning and Mathematics)  Sheila Tobias; Math Forum
In her 1990 book, They're Not Dumb, They're Different, Tobias addresses a concern that has been widely felt across the country for years: the shortfall in the number of students who go on to become scientists. She notes the importance of high school mathematics
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 Notes and Literature on Prime Numbers  Peter Alfeld, University of Utah
From Understanding Mathematics, a study guide for Univ. of Utah students. Includes definitions, explanations, links to other related sites, and a list of works to consult for further reference.
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 Not Just Sums  Emily Hillier, Not Just Sums
Teaching and learning resources from the U.K. Learn about the product range and educational philosophy, and try sample resources, a daily starter activity, and online games.
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 Not So Humble Pi  Craig Snodgrass
Humorous wall calendars that run from March to March, in honor of Pi Day, 3/14. Also, buy greeting cards that celebrate pi, and submit your own πku poetry. A portion of all orders goes to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
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 NOVA Online: Hunting the Hidden Dimension  Public Broadcasting System (PBS)
The PBS television series NOVA has produced a program about fractals, their impact on the world of mathematics, and the way they're shaping our understanding of nature. In addition to the program itself (in five chapters), the website offers a program
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 NOVA Online: The Proof  WGBH, Public Broadcasting System (PBS)
For over 350 years, some of the greatest minds of science struggled to prove what was known as Fermat's Last Theorem  the idea that a certain simple equation had no solutions. This site includes an interview with Andrew Wiles (the man who spent seven
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 NOVA Podcasting  Public Broadcasting System (PBS)
Podcasts from the producers of the awardwinning science documentary show: NOVA Podcast: expanding on topics from the T.V. programs; NOVA scienceNOW podcast: conversations with scientists and science journalists; NOVA Vodcast: video podcasts; NOVA E
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 Nova Scotia Software Evaluation Reports  Ednet
This evaluation of microcomputer software and multimedia products is coordinated by the Program Branch of the Nova Scotia Department of Education and Culture. The software reviews are published to assist educators in selecting software for use in public
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 NOVA Teachers: Featured Teacher  PBS
Teachers' featured stories of a lesson plan using one of the NOVA films. Lesson titles include: Students Inclined to Study Galileo, Exploring Research Bias, Placing Value on Maya Math, Teaching with Trebuchets, Bridges Form Foundation for Geometry Unit,
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 Now College  Online Math Courses and Tutorials  Now International
An online learning company. Products are designed with video instruction, "realtime" whiteboard handwriting, graphics, animations, graphs, tables, and math notation. A complete highschool math program is planned. Currently, courses in trigonometry
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 NRICH Maths, the Online Maths Club  Univ. of Cambridge, UK
A project that aims to establish a permanent national centre for curriculum enrichment to provide mathematical learning support for very able children of all ages. The learning and enjoyment of mathematics are promoted through an Internet Newsletter and
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